How to Succeed with Cowden Protocol

How to Succeed with Cowden Protocol

There have been so many people who have successfully recovered using the Cowden protocol, and yet there are many who do not. Why does it seem to work for some and not others?

I asked Dr. Cowden that question, and his answer was a pleasant surprise. Continue reading

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What Happened to Dr. MacDonald?

What Happened to Dr. MacDonald?

I mistakenly reported that Dr. Alan MacDonald had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – a horrific irony that saddened all of the Lyme community.

I am happy to say that although he was actually diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia (and was not given long to live), he miraculously recovered and is back to his research and helping the medical community unravel the mysteries of Borrelia around the world. Continue reading

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Another Star Fights Lyme Disease: Singer Avril Lavigne

Another Star Fights Lyme Disease: Singer Avril Lavigne

The rich and famous get the same run around as we do according to the recent press release and interview by People Magazine with Rock Star Avril Lavigne.

Watch News Story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-questions-answered/story?id=30046495

[NOTE: Things on video that are incorrect:

  • You can contract Lyme from a tick in less than 36 hours.
  • Lyme is in all 50 states and in every country on the planet.
  • You don’t always get a bulls eye rash.
  • Early antibiotic treatments may not cure if you aren’t given enough for the correct length of time which may be longer than many doctors prescribe. ]

According to People Magazine:

When Avril Lavigne went to Las Vegas with a couple girlfriends last October to celebrate the milestone, she felt like doing anything but partying – in fact, she’d been feeling terrible for several months, but the doctors she’d seen couldn’t pinpoint exactly what was wrong with her.

“I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive cover story. ” My friends asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ I didn’t know.”

Shortly after, following months of feeling lethargic and lightheaded, the normally energetic singer got her diagnosis: she had a severe case of Lyme disease.

“I had no idea a bug bite could do this,” says Lavigne, who believes she was bit by a tick sometime last spring. ” I was bedridden for five months.”

The Canadian singer has been recuperating at her home in Ontario, where she spends time with family, watches movies and keeps up with fans through social media.

“I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move,” she says. “I thought I was dying.”

Her mom moved in to help take care of her, while her husband Chad Kroeger, 40, stepped in when he could during breaks in his tour with Nickelback.

“There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week because I could barely stand,” she says. “It felt like having all your life sucked out of you.”

And while she had her share of dark moments, one thing that helped her get through the long days was knowing her fans were out there, waiting for her to get better.

Avril feels about 80% recovered from getting better rest, meditation, diet, exercise and she is also on antibiotics.

Never feel alone in your struggle – Avril is hardly a hypochondriac and yet she was treated the same way many of us were by the very doctors we counted on to help us.

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Can You Find True or False in This Post on Chronic Lyme MSIDS?

Can You Find True or False in This Post on Chronic Lyme MSIDS?

 There are so many theories that are stated as facts by medical doctors or journalists who don’t take the time to read the pathology from the scientists (medical and licensed professionals).  

I surmise that the medical doctors state what fits with their belief system and what they have been taught in medical school. They are just too busy following their profession to dig deeper.

So, what do you think? Continue reading

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Please help Lyme Doctor Yang in Dan Diego Who is Being Targeted

Please help Lyme Doctor Yang in Dan Diego Who is Being Targeted

This letter came to me from a subscriber in San Diego – this is why we need protective legislation for doctors who actually care about getting their patients well:

From: Dr. Yang’s Family Care … in the spirit of healing…

March 22, 2015

To all my dear friends, patients and supporters, please help as my clinic (Dr. Yang’s Family Clinic) will close Thurs April 16th at 5 pm unless we can raise $50,000. Continue reading

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Breakthrough for New Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease

Breakthrough for New Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease

Lakewood-Amedex Inc., a leading developer of novel anti-infective pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has expanded upon a research collaboration with Dr. Leona Gilbert at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland to further characterize the activity of bisphosphocins™ against Borrelia burgdorferi. Continue reading

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Please Sign Petition to President Regarding Chronic Lyme Disease

Please Sign Petition to President Regarding Chronic Lyme Disease

The petition is as follows:

“Chronic Lyme Disease has reached epidemic proportions. It is the great imitator, fooling doctors into treating patients for other diseases such as Chronic Fatigue, MS, Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psychiatric Illness, ALS, etc. Yet, according to the CDC, it “does not exist”. Continue reading

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Another Case of Unknown Lyme Disease Causing Life Threatening Stroke

Another Case of Unknown Lyme Disease Causing Life Threatening Stroke

Typically these cases never hit the news.

More, and more we are hearing news reports of people who have no idea that they are carrying infectious Lyme disease, perhaps ignoring subtle symptoms of fatigue or joint pain that resolves itself until a life threatening event sends the victim to a hospital emergency room. Continue reading

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California Birds Loaded with Lyme Disease

California Birds Loaded with Lyme Disease

Something doesn’t add up.

We know birds have been carrying ticks all over the world and spreading Borrelia that way. But now, according to a study just released by the University of California at Berkeley, 623 birds representing 53 species yielded 284 I. pacificus larvae and nymphs, however, the species of Borrelia in the birds did not match the species in the nymphs. Continue reading

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Fatal Tick Virus Confirmed

Human-to-Human Transmission of Fatal Tick Virus Confirmed

Korea is reporting a higher than normal rate of infection of the tick virus, known to be fatal from tick bites.

However, for the virus to pass from human to human indicates a frightening change in the virus which will hopefully not indicate a rising trend worldwide. Continue reading

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Moving Forward With Lyme Disease

Moving Forward With Lyme Disease

I’ve been trying to write my Lyme disease story for days but it just hasn’t felt right.  I just realized that it’s because I don’t really want to go back there.  It seems like a distant, blurry dream and I’m ok with that. 

I want to move forward.  Continue reading

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Bryan Rosner Hits it Big With New Book

Bryan Rosner Hits it Big With New Book

For those of you like me who first heard of Bryan when reading his book on Rife machines, you may not recognize the tone or scope of this latest book.

I was surprised that he lauds antibiotics (which was vilified in his first book), but felt that it shows his intellectual honesty along with the close attention he gives to ongoing research and treatment success from the Lyme experts. Continue reading

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Global Warming Affects Increase in Lyme Disease Especially in Northeast

Global Warming Affects Increase in Lyme Disease Especially in Northeast

According to Outbreak News Today, an article by Harold W. Manter from the Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and  affiliated zoologist, Daniel Brooks warns that humans can expect more illnesses like Lyme disease to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts habitats and brings wildlife, crops, livestock, and humans into contact with pathogens to which they are susceptible but to which they have never been exposed. Continue reading

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Desloratadine, a Common Antihistamine May Treat Lyme Disease

Desloratadine, a Common Antihistamine May Treat Lyme Disease

It is always good news when researchers find something that discourages the stealthy and seemingly incurable Lyme disease.

A recent medical report was just released on February 10, 2015 by  Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD, director of the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine along with a team of researchers (see report at link in Sources at Dove Press). Continue reading

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People Are Dying From Lyme Who Don’t Know They Have It

People Are Dying From Lyme Who Don't Know They Have It

Yes, it is true. 

Three people between the ages of 26 and 38 died from Lyme induced heart attacks between November 2012 and July of 2013 in New England (NY, CT and MA) who didn’t even know they had Lyme disease. Continue reading

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Yolanda Foster Fights For Her Life and Sanity

Yolanda Foster Fights For Her Life and Sanity

For those of us who have gone through the terrifying loss of mental capacity, pain and weakness that the Hollywood star, Yolanda Foster is now going through, we all share in her distress and wish her a speedy recovery.

Unfortunately, there is no speedy recovery from Lyme disease. Continue reading

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Interviews needed re: Chronic Lyme Disease Experience

Interviews needed re: Chronic Lyme Disease Experience

I am sharing (with permission) this request I recently received. Hopefully we can help our cause from another angle…objective research. The request came to me as follows:

My name is Victor Fontaine and I am a candidate for the Masters student in Global Innovation Management at North Carolina State University.  Continue reading

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A Lyme Co-infection That Causes Cancer-Like Cells

A Lyme Co-infection That Causes Cancer-Like Cells

Theileria microti is a human disease caused by a microscopic parasite very similar to Babsia microti, a common co-infection of Lyme disease, so similar that the classification has been debated amongst scientists for over fifty years.

Not surprisingly, T. microti is transmitted by deer ticks. What IS surprising is that it has not been mentioned as a possible co-infection of Lyme disease even though it can be fatal if it is not diagnosed. 

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Train with Dr. Cowden! Learn About Treating Chronic Lyme and More.

Train with Dr. Cowden! Learn About Treating Chronic Lyme and More.

This is last minute AND if you want to go live you must travel to Dallas. However, you may also watch the webinars instead of going there in person.

Dr. Cowden is focused on training medical practitioners of all kinds, but of course anyone interested in holistic medicine is welcome to join.

There will be 10 modules over the next 2 years.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP: Continue reading

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The Healing Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

The Healing Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

Dr. Cowden warns that only the highest quality food grade DE is a health supplement.  Any other kind can be very dangerous which is why there are such wide views on DE as an alternative health product.

Some of the most recent studies show that it can strengthen bones and joints, prevent osteoporosis and restore bone health if you already have osteoporosis, boost the immune system, ward off Alzheimer’s, prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, and strengthens the arterial walls to maintain good heart health. Another of the benefits of silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats in the body. Used as a daily treatment, diatomaceous earth can alleviate the potentially deadly risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity.

Additionally, because of its physical structure, diatomaceous earth is a highly effective anti-inflammatory and internal cleansing agent for the body. It can remove intestinal bacteria, parasites, e-coli, viruses, pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxins. It has also been known to assist with vertigo, headaches, tinnitus, and insomnia.

Diatomaceous Earth is mostly silica, a mineral that is required for all life on earth. DE also contains other trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, titanium, boron, manganese, copper, and zirconium. For these minerals, many people add small amounts of diatomaceous earth in a drink or meal – but it must be FOOD GRADE ONLY.

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Cymbalta Warning: Discontinuing May Result in Severe Withdrawal Symptoms

Cymbalta Warning: Discontinuing May Result in Severe Withdrawal Symptoms

In 2008, Cymbalta became the second drug to receive FDA approval for the treatment of fibromyalgia. It was classified as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant.

At the time, the FM community was excited to have another medication available that would hopefully reduce pain for at least some FM patients. Little did we suspect the misery that could result when those patients wanted to stop taking Cymbalta. Continue reading

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Deadly Bourbon Virus; a New Co-Infection of Lyme Disease

Deadly Bourbon Virus; a New Co-Infection of Lyme Disease

A Kansas farmer, John Seested, age 68, died in June, 2014 after testing negative for all tick-borne illnesses, The Fort Scott Tribune reported. Still, tick-borne illnesses was listed among three causes of death on his death certificate. He was 68. Continue reading

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Best Antibiotics to Combat “Persisters” in Lyme Disease According to New Study

Best Antibiotics to Combat

What is a Lyme disease “persister”?

Mounting evidence that shows Borrelia (Lyme disease) to remain active and continue to cause painful and debilitating symptoms even after antibiotic treatment has been given the name PTLDS or Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome in a strange determination to avoid the term “Chronic Lyme Disease.” Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo Signs Pro-Lyme Disease Bill Into Law

Governor Cuomo Signs Pro-Lyme Disease Bill Into Law

The State of New York has gotten something right.

A new law has been passed in New York protecting Lyme doctors from persecution thanks to the New York State Legislature, strong Lyme activism under Ellen Lubarsky, NY Coalition and Chair of New York City Lyme Disease Support Group and Jill Auerbach, Chair of the Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association (along with many other Lyme support groups throughout New York State, New England and across the country,) and especially the state’s Governor Cuomo who ultimately signed the bill into law. 

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Studies Show Lyme Disease Persists After Antibiotic Treatment

Studies Show Lyme Disease Persists After Antibiotic Treatment

Yes, that is a picture of Dr. Alan Steere, one of the three doctors at Yale who discovered Lyme back in 1979.

So much has happened in the last three decades, but it took less than 10 years for researchers to Continue reading

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